Decline of Roger Federer

I’m a rafael Nadal fan. However, the steady decline of Tennis legend, Roger Federer is irking me. The manner in which he lost today’s QF match against Tsonga ( 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 4-6 ) has suddenly made him appear a lesser mortal. I have never seen Federer loose a game from such a position of strength, I still can’t believe that he actually lost that match. I’m not an expert of Tennis however, I can clearly see his game has taken a beating, during his peak between 2004-08federer his down the ground shots were like magic, they used to sizzle past the baseline. Now all that is gone, his backhand seems to have weakened and ball keeps flying away. Such a pity.

Federer’s match-up against Nadal has always been lopsided so, when Rafa bamboozled Roger during the French Open, 2008 ( 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 ) final, the first signs of Roger’s decline surfaced but, the very next year Roger lifted his game. However, this time around the scene looks lot different, emergence of players like Djokovic , Murray and few others have hugely dented his chances of winning a Grand slam in future. It’s sad to see the decline of Roger but, all’s not over yet he’s a fighter and a Champion, I strongly believe he will surprise us before sun sets on him. It won’t be easy, at 30 all would agree that only few years of  top class Tennis is left in him but we would love to see him win few more slams. cheers to Roger.